Computer Science Professor Cynthia Dwork Delivers Annual Ding Shum Lecture
Harvard Computer Science professor Cynthia Dwork discussed the shortcomings of risk prediction algorithms at the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications’ annual Ding Shum lecture Tuesday evening.
Hundreds Flock to the SOCH For HackHarvard’s First In-Person Hackathon in Three Years
Hundreds of college students from around the world gathered at the SOCH this weekend to participate in HackHarvard, Harvard’s largest international hackathon.
AI Expert Calls for a Shift to Ethical AI Research at Radcliffe Institute Event
At a Radcliffe Institute event, AI expert Timnit Gebru discussed the field of ethical artificial intelligence and challenges to sustainable research.
SEAS Looks Toward Future Improvements in Diversity and Inclusion
As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences enters the third year of its five-year Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan and undergoes multiple leadership transitions, students and faculty look towards future progress.
Harvard Researchers Verify Existence of New State of Matter, Opens Doors for Quantum Science
The state of matter, known as quantum spin liquid, has special properties that produce long-range quantum entanglement — a phenomenon in which particles’ states are connected despite spatial separation.
AI Experts Discuss the Relationship Between AI and its Users at Radcliffe Symposium
Experts on artificial intelligence discussed the future of AI, its ethical implications, and its practical applications at a virtual symposium hosted by Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Friday.
SEAS Hires Seven New Computer Science Professors
The Computer Science department appointed seven new faculty members in a cluster hire, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences announced Monday.
Student-Led Report Finds Gender, Ethnicity-Based Disparities in Computer Science at Harvard
Widespread disparities based on factors of identity persist in undergraduates’ experiences in computer science at Harvard, according to a report published Friday by the student advocacy group Harvard Women in Computer Science.
Harvard College Students Build Website to Provide Americans with Covid Vaccine Information
Two Harvard College students launched a website last month that provides information on states’ Covid-19 vaccine programs in an effort to demystify the process, which has left many Americans confused.
Economics Remains Most Popular Concentration for Class of 2023
Economics remained the most popular concentration for the Class of 2023, with 186 declared sophomores. Computer Science and Government also retained the second and third spots, with 120 and 111 declared sophomore concentrators, respectively.
Finding Ways to Move Forward: How STEM Seniors Adapted to Virtual Theses
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and shift to remote learning, many seniors studying in the STEM fields have had to redesign their thesis projects.
Computer Science Courses Pilot New Teaching Fellow Inclusion Training
A new teaching fellow training focused on diversity, inclusion, and belonging is being piloted in two Computer Science courses — CS 121 and CS 61 — this fall.
Radcliffe Fellow Talks Technological Advancement, Privacy, and Ethics
Computer scientist Francine Berman discussed the need for data policy that promotes the public good and protects consumer security at the Radcliffe Institute’s Knafel Center Wednesday evening.
SEAS Faculty Anticipate Growing Artificial Intelligence Offerings in Allston
In light of rising student interest in artificial intelligence, Computer Science faculty members at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are looking toward SEAS’s upcoming expansion into Allston as a means of growing their program.
Computer scientist Rediet Abebe spoke Wednesday afternoon about the promising role of artificial intelligence in the near future and its ability to create justice.
Researchers Discuss Technology and Social Justice at Harvard Law School
Two researchers discussed the potential for innovations in the use of artificial intelligence and digital phenotyping to advance social justice causes at a Harvard Law School panel Friday.
SEAS Students Conflicted About Allston Expansion
As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences prepares to expand into the new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston — which is slated to open in June 2020 — current and prospective SEAS concentrators are largely conflicted about the expansion.
Hundreds of Students Spend Weekend Coding at HackHarvard’s Fifth Annual Hackathon
Hundreds of students from universities representing five continents spent 36 sleepless hours coding over the weekend during the fifth annual HackHarvard, a student-run hackathon held at the Student Organizations Center at Hilles.
Students from various schools, including RSID and MIT, worked on different projects, such as an AI-based app that would send users self-care reminders.
Milind Tambe, who studies artificial intelligence, joined the Harvard faculty this year after several years teaching at the University of Southern California.
New Computer Science Professor Milind Tambe Aims for Social Impact
Milind Tambe has joined the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Computer Science faculty as a tenured professor this fall and will head the Center for Research on Computation and Society at SEAS.
Harvard Embedded EthiCS Program Receives $150,000 Grant
Embedded EthiCS — an interdisciplinary initiative between the Computer Science and Philosophy departments — will receive a $150,000 grant after being named a winner in the 2019 Responsible Computer Science Challenge last week.
Kennedy School Students Named Winners of Social Security Policy Challenge
A team of six Harvard Kennedy School students won a “hackathon-style” Social Security policy challenge hosted by former Senator Heidi K. Heitkamp (D-ND) and Gary D. Cohn, former director of the National Economic Council for the Trump Administration, at the Institute of Politics Monday evening.
Professor Jelani Nelson’s Departure To Leave 'Big Hole' in Computer Science Department
Jelani Nelson, an associate professor of Computer Science at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences whose research focuses on designing algorithms to process large, high-dimensional datasets, will leave Harvard after this academic year to join the faculty of UC Berkeley.
Joint CS and Philosophy Initiative, Embedded EthiCS, Triples in Size to 12 Courses
Embedded EthiCS — an interdisciplinary initiative between the Computer Science and Philosophy departments — has expanded to a dozen courses in the Computer Science department this semester and will extend to other disciplines in the near future.